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Welcome to Rolling with the Magic!

This page will give you the basic information you need to navigate our site. And a little info about us! If you don't find the answer you are looking for here make sure to check out our FAQ.

A Little About Melissa

Hi! I'm Melissa and I run this site with some help from my husband Andrew. He's my photographer, videographer, support system, and theme park partner. I have been visiting Walt Disney World since I was a kid and we've been traveling to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and on Disney Cruise Line since 2001.

Disney in a Wheelchair | Still a Magical Experience

 

I was born with Spina Bifida and I've had two major scoliosis surgeries. I didn't have any issues with my mobility until I had a tumor removed from my spinal cord when I was 12. After that point I walked with forearm crutches. Around 2003 I began using a wheelchair full time.

 

Disney in a Wheelchair | Still a Magical Experience

 

I try to give the best overview of attractions I can based on my experiences. I have good upper body strength and dexterity, pretty good torso control, and I cannot stand or walk short distances. If you have any questions based on your needs and abilities please let me know and I will try to help the best I can. I am not a medical professional but I will try to give you the information you need to make the best decision for you. Anyone can have a great time at the Disney Parks and I want to make sure you get the most out of your vacation.

What You Will Find on Rolling with the Magic

Disney Attractions

We are working hard to have reviews of every attraction at Walt Disney World. Every review is based off of my experiences. I hope that it helps you decide what works best for you. Most attractions will require you to transfer out of your wheelchair. But there are several that will allow you to remain in your wheelchair. Attractions are ranked based on the difficulty I have experienced transferring.

Attraction Transfer Ratings

Again, these ratings are just based on my experience. I have good upper body strength, dexterity, and torso control. I cannot stand or walk short distances. When I do need assistance, my husband is the one who helps. Cast Members are not allowed to help get in or out of a ride vehicle. (They can however help you navigate your wheelchair in and out on ones where you don't have to transfer.)

Other information will included what the queue is like, a description of the ride vehicle, height requirements, and what the ride experience is like. You will also find reader feedback that we have received.

Disney Resort Room Reviews

We have found that Disney does a great job when it comes to accessible rooms. But we have found that some rooms are better than others. It really depends on what your needs are. While we don't have reviews of every room we have stayed at several. We will also included any feedback what we have gotten from other wheelchair users.

Disney Resort Reviews

We are currently working on expanding our resort reviews. We love staying on property! While every Disney Resort is wheelchair friendly, some are laid out a little better than others.

Disney Cruise Line

We have been on 6 cruises with Disney Cruise Line. We don't have all of our content on the site yet but we will be adding stateroom tours and more!

Outside the Disney Bubble

We mostly travel to the Disney Parks but we are working on expanding our horizons and visiting other theme parks.